Final Vandy football player accused in rape released on bond - WKRN News 2

Final ex-Vanderbilt football player accused in rape released on bond

Posted: Updated: Sep 4, 2013 09:39 PM CDT
Brandon Vandenburg Brandon Vandenburg
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The final former Vanderbilt football player accused in a rape on campus earlier this summer has bonded out of jail.

Brandon Vandenburg was released from the Metro jail just before 7 p.m. Wednesday on a $350,000 bond.

Vandenburg and former football players Brandon Banks, Cory Batey and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie are charged with raping a 21-year-old unconscious female inside Vandenburg's dorm room at the Gillette House during the early morning hours of June 23.

The other three men involved in the incident were previously released on bond.

All four men were dismissed from Vanderbilt's football team June 29.

In mid-August, police charged a fifth Vanderbilt player, wide receiver Chris Boyd, with taking part in an attempted cover up of the sexual assault incident.

He has since been released on a $25,000 bond.

Shortly after Vandenburg's release Wednesday, Boyd tweeted for the first time since his August 16 arrest, writing, "Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge."

The tweet has since been deleted.

Two California men who are friends with Vandenburg are also charged in connection to the crime.

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